San Jose is poised to spend the next six months converting the shuttered Plaza Hotel into a temporary shelter for homeless people.
A proposal to bring a two-story nightclub to downtown San Jose comes back for consideration at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
A regional minimum wage plan has generated broad support, but also anxiety that a segment of low-income workers will be left behind.
Five weeks after contractors hit a gas line, it’s unclear when work will resume on a bus route connecting East Side to downtown.
Plans to revamp an old office building on the corner of First and Santa Clara streets are too drab and unambitious for the city center, according to the San Jose Downtown Association.
San Pedro Squared, a proposal to liven up a downtown San Jose parking garage with pop-up shops, won a sizable grant from the Knight Cities Challenge. Tim McCormick’s Houslets project—prototyping and deploying tiny, low-cost modular homes—also won seed money.
After another small academy class, the City Council has proposed a staffing retention plan to prevent more officers from leaving a critically understaffed police force.
A coordinated effort to address some of St. James Park’s problems took place this summer. The process was a little convoluted and had some fits and starts, but the early results have been encouraging.
A serial plaintiff named John Ho has sued scores of South Bay businesses, alleging that they violate the Americans with Disability Act. Ho and another local plaintiff, Cecil Shaw, appear to be using the well-intended ADA laws as a way to make hundreds of thousands of dollars from legal settlements.
After months of outreach trying to get restaurants used to the idea, the city’s moving ahead with its ban on Styrofoam-style take-out containers, a uniquely problematic type of litter because of the way expanded polystyrene (EPS) breaks apart and infiltrates the region’s waterways. On Tuesday, the City Council will discuss the controversial ban slated to go into effect Jan. 1. Other items on Tuesday’s agenda include a jobs development program with Work2Future and a service agreement with the San Jose Downtown Association.